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Sunday, July 23, 1978, 1:38PM
, Royals Stadium
Attendance: 39,425, Time of Game: 2:30
Red Sox
3
62-32
 Lost 4 
1st
at Royals
7
53-41
 Won 9 
1st
W: Marty Pattin (2-2)
L: Jim Wright (5-2)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  0  3   0  0  0   0  0  0    3  7  0
Royals          4  1  0   0  1  1   0  0  X    7 10  0

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Jerry Remy 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .270 .305 .339 .644 0.017 0.76 0.058 -0.041 0.4 3 6
Fred Lynn CF 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .321 .397 .551 .948 0.070 0.98 0.102 -0.033 0.9 1 0
Jim Rice DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .323 .377 .611 .988 -0.133 1.46 0.000 -0.133 -1.4 GDP
   Garry Hancock PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 -0.012 0.47 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .302 .397 .439 .836 -0.051 0.95 0.028 -0.079 -0.7 2 1
Carlton Fisk C 3 0 1 1 1 1 4 .297 .379 .536 .915 0.098 1.11 0.127 -0.029 1.2 4 2 2B
George Scott 1B 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 .265 .343 .451 .794 0.037 1.37 0.086 -0.050 0.4 8 2
Butch Hobson 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .248 .316 .453 .769 -0.156 1.35 0.000 -0.156 -1.8 1 1
Dwight Evans RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .274 .365 .513 .878 -0.035 0.66 0.022 -0.057 -0.3 2 0
Frank Duffy SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 3 .231 .286 .282 .568 0.006 0.72 0.038 -0.032 0.2 2 4
Jim Wright P 0 0
   Bob Stanley P 1 1
Team Totals 33 3 7 3 2 2 35 .212 .257 .242 .500 -0.159 1.02 0.461 -0.622 -1.3 24 17
2B: C Fisk (29, off M Pattin).
TB: C Fisk 2; F Lynn 2; D Evans; J Remy; F Duffy; C Yastrzemski.
GIDP: J Rice (14).
RBI: G Scott (34); C Fisk (53); F Lynn (52).
2-out RBI: G Scott; C Fisk.
Team LOB: 5.
With RISP: 2 for 9.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: C Yastrzemski (H McRae at 3rd base).

Kansas City Royals

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
George Brett 3B 4 2 3 1 0 0 4 .314 .361 .491 .851 0.117 0.47 0.131 -0.015 2.4 1 3 2B,SB,CS
Hal McRae DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .268 .323 .438 .761 0.023 0.56 0.048 -0.025 -0.4 2B
Pete LaCock 1B 4 2 2 0 0 0 4 .306 .321 .478 .799 0.071 0.40 0.083 -0.013 0.7 10 0 3B
Amos Otis CF 2 1 1 2 1 0 4 .280 .368 .513 .881 0.104 0.54 0.106 -0.001 1.0 4 0 2B,SB,SF
Darrell Porter C 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .282 .379 .446 .825 0.017 0.36 0.033 -0.016 -0.2 4 0
Clint Hurdle RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 .264 .353 .394 .747 0.000 0.53 0.020 -0.020 0.3 2 0
Tom Poquette LF 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 .224 .265 .352 .617 0.009 0.81 0.020 -0.011 0.2 2 0
   Willie Wilson PR-LF 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234 .307 .310 .617 0.000 0.04 0.001 -0.001 -0.2 1 0 SB
Freddie Patek SS 3 0 2 1 0 0 4 .276 .339 .345 .684 0.047 0.51 0.069 -0.022 0.5 1 5 SB,CS,SH
Frank White 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .278 .328 .384 .712 -0.048 0.58 0.000 -0.048 -1.2 2 1
Rich Gale P 0 0
   Marty Pattin P 0 0
Team Totals 29 7 10 6 4 4 35 .345 .412 .517 .929 0.340 0.49 0.511 -0.172 3.2 27 9
2B: H McRae (24, off J Wright); A Otis (17, off J Wright); G Brett (33, off B Stanley).
3B: P LaCock (2, off B Stanley).
SF: A Otis (5, off B Stanley).
SH: F Patek (7, off B Stanley).
TB: G Brett 4; P LaCock 4; H McRae 2; A Otis 2; F Patek 2; D Porter.
RBI: A Otis 2 (54); F Patek (37); T Poquette (24); G Brett (40); H McRae (45).
2-out RBI: F Patek; G Brett.
Team LOB: 4.
With RISP: 3 for 10.
Fielding
DP: 1. F Patek-F White-P LaCock.
Baserunning
SB: F Patek (27, 2nd base off B Stanley/C Fisk); A Otis (20, 2nd base off B Stanley/C Fisk); G Brett (16, Home off B Stanley/C Fisk); W Wilson (32, 2nd base off B Stanley/C Fisk).
CS: F Patek (6, 2nd base by B Stanley/C Fisk); G Brett (4, 2nd base by B Stanley/C Fisk).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Jim Wright, L (5-2) 0.1 5 4 4 1 0 0 3.34 6 24 -0.258 1.00 -3.1
Bob Stanley 7.2 5 3 3 3 4 0 2.99 29 3 2 -0.083 0.40 -0.1
Team Totals 8 10 7 7 4 4 0 7.88 35 24 3 2 -0.341 0.49 -3.2

Kansas City Royals

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Rich Gale 2.2 6 3 3 2 1 0 2.81 15 33 -0.144 1.39 -2.3
Marty Pattin, W (2-2) 6.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.14 20 3 0 0.304 0.75 3.6
Team Totals 9 7 3 3 2 2 0 3.00 35 33 3 0 0.160 1.02 1.3
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Nick Bremigan, 1B - Dale Ford, 2B - Joe Brinkman, 3B - Russ Goetz.
Time of Game: 2:30.
Attendance: 39,425.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 71° F.

Starting Lineups

Boston Red Sox         Kansas City Royals
1 Jerry Remy 2B 1 George Brett 3B
2 Fred Lynn CF 2 Hal McRae DH
3 Jim Rice DH 3 Pete LaCock 1B
4 Carl Yastrzemski LF 4 Amos Otis CF
5 Carlton Fisk C 5 Darrell Porter C
6 George Scott 1B 6 Clint Hurdle RF
7 Butch Hobson 3B 7 Tom Poquette LF
8 Dwight Evans RF 8 Freddie Patek SS
9 Frank Duffy SS 9 Frank White 2B
Jim Wright P Rich Gale P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b1 1-0 1 1-- R KCR A. Otis J. Wright 10% 75% Double (CF-RF); LaCock Scores
t3 2-5 2 123 R BOS G. Scott R. Gale -9% 69% Walk; Remy Scores; Lynn to 3B; Fisk to 2B
t3 3-5 2 123 O BOS B. Hobson M. Pattin 8% 77% Flyball: CF
t3 0-5 0 123 R BOS F. Lynn R. Gale -8% 72% Single to LF; Evans Scores; Duffy to 3B; Remy to 2B
t3 1-5 2 123 R BOS C. Fisk R. Gale -7% 78% Walk; Duffy Scores; Remy to 3B; Lynn to 2B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Royals' Rich Gale facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O BOS J. Remy R. Gale 2% 52% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t1 0-0 1 --- BOS F. Lynn R. Gale -2% 50% Single to CF
t1 0-0 1 1-- OO BOS J. Rice R. Gale 5% 55% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Royals Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Jim Wright facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett J. Wright 4% 58% Single to CF
b1 0-0 0 1-- RO KCR H. McRae J. Wright 5% 63% Double to LF; Brett Scores; McRae out at 3B/LF-SS-1B-2B-3B
b1 1-0 1 --- KCR P. LaCock J. Wright 2% 65% Single to RF
b1 1-0 1 1-- R KCR A. Otis J. Wright 10% 75% Double (CF-RF); LaCock Scores
b1 2-0 1 -2- KCR D. Porter J. Wright 3% 79% Single to RF; Otis to 3B
b1 2-0 1 1-3 KCR C. Hurdle J. Wright 2% 80% Walk; Porter to 2B
Bob Stanley replaces Jim Wright pitching
b1 2-0 1 123 RO KCR T. Poquette B. Stanley 1% 81% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B; Otis Scores; Porter to 3B
b1 3-0 2 1-3 R KCR F. Patek B. Stanley 6% 87% Single to LF; Porter Scores; Poquette to 3B
b1 4-0 2 1-3 KCR F. White B. Stanley 0% 87% Patek Steals 2B
b1 4-0 2 -23 O KCR F. White B. Stanley -2% 85% Groundout: 2B-1B
4 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-4, Royals' Rich Gale facing 4-5-6
t2 0-4 0 --- BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale -3% 82% Single to RF (RF Line)
t2 0-4 0 1-- O BOS C. Fisk R. Gale 3% 85% Strikeout
t2 0-4 1 1-- O BOS G. Scott R. Gale 2% 87% Groundout: 3B-1B; Yastrzemski to 2B
t2 0-4 2 -2- O BOS B. Hobson R. Gale 2% 89% Foul Popfly: C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 4.
Bottom of the 2nd, Royals Batting, Ahead 4-0, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 1-2-3
b2 4-0 0 --- KCR G. Brett B. Stanley 2% 91% Double to RF
b2 4-0 0 -2- O KCR H. McRae B. Stanley -2% 89% Lineout: 2B
b2 4-0 1 -2- O KCR P. LaCock B. Stanley -1% 88% Groundout: 2B-1B; Brett to 3B
b2 4-0 2 --3 KCR A. Otis B. Stanley 0% 89% Walk
b2 4-0 2 1-3 R KCR D. Porter B. Stanley 4% 92% Brett Steals Hm; Otis Steals 2B
b2 5-0 2 -2- O KCR D. Porter B. Stanley -1% 91% Strikeout
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 0, Royals 5.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Behind 0-5, Royals' Rich Gale facing 8-9-1
t3 0-5 0 --- BOS D. Evans R. Gale -2% 89% Single to LF
t3 0-5 0 1-- BOS F. Duffy R. Gale -4% 85% Single to CF; Evans to 2B
t3 0-5 0 12- BOS J. Remy R. Gale -6% 80% Single to RF; Evans to 3B; Duffy to 2B
t3 0-5 0 123 R BOS F. Lynn R. Gale -8% 72% Single to LF; Evans Scores; Duffy to 3B; Remy to 2B
t3 1-5 0 123 O BOS J. Rice R. Gale 6% 78% Popfly: CF
t3 1-5 1 123 O BOS C. Yastrzemski R. Gale 6% 84% Popfly: SS
t3 1-5 2 123 R BOS C. Fisk R. Gale -7% 78% Walk; Duffy Scores; Remy to 3B; Lynn to 2B
t3 2-5 2 123 R BOS G. Scott R. Gale -9% 69% Walk; Remy Scores; Lynn to 3B; Fisk to 2B
Marty Pattin replaces Rich Gale pitching
t3 3-5 2 123 O BOS B. Hobson M. Pattin 8% 77% Flyball: CF
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 3rd, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 6-7-8
b3 5-3 0 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Stanley -2% 76% Groundout: 2B-1B
b3 5-3 1 --- O KCR T. Poquette B. Stanley -1% 75% Flyball: LF
b3 5-3 2 --- KCR F. Patek B. Stanley 1% 75% Single to RF
b3 5-3 2 1-- O KCR F. White B. Stanley -2% 74% Patek Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 8-9-1
t4 3-5 0 --- O BOS D. Evans M. Pattin 3% 76% Groundout: 3B-1B
t4 3-5 1 --- O BOS F. Duffy M. Pattin 2% 78% Foul Popfly: C
t4 3-5 2 --- O BOS J. Remy M. Pattin 1% 79% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 4th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 9-1-2
b4 5-3 0 --- O KCR F. White B. Stanley -1% 78% Groundout: SS-1B
b4 5-3 1 --- O KCR G. Brett B. Stanley -1% 77% Flyball: CF
b4 5-3 2 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Stanley -1% 76% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 5.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-5, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 2-3-4
t5 3-5 0 --- O BOS F. Lynn M. Pattin 3% 79% Flyball: LF
t5 3-5 1 --- O BOS J. Rice M. Pattin 2% 81% Flyball: CF
t5 3-5 2 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Pattin 1% 82% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 5.
Bottom of the 5th, Royals Batting, Ahead 5-3, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 3-4-5
b5 5-3 0 --- KCR P. LaCock B. Stanley 6% 88% Triple to RF
b5 5-3 0 --3 RO KCR A. Otis B. Stanley 0% 88% Flyball: RF/Sacrifice Fly; LaCock Scores
b5 6-3 1 --- O KCR D. Porter B. Stanley -1% 88% Strikeout Looking
b5 6-3 2 --- O KCR C. Hurdle B. Stanley -0% 87% Lineout: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-6, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 5-6-7
t6 3-6 0 --- BOS C. Fisk M. Pattin -6% 81% Double to LF
t6 3-6 0 -2- O BOS G. Scott M. Pattin 3% 84% Groundout: SS-1B; Fisk to 3B
t6 3-6 1 --3 O BOS B. Hobson M. Pattin 5% 89% Lineout: 2B
t6 3-6 2 --3 O BOS D. Evans M. Pattin 3% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 6.
Bottom of the 6th, Royals Batting, Ahead 6-3, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 7-8-9
b6 6-3 0 --- KCR T. Poquette B. Stanley 1% 93% Walk
Willie Wilson pinch runs for Tom Poquette (LF) batting 7th
b6 6-3 0 1-- O KCR F. Patek B. Stanley -0% 92% Bunt Groundout: P-1B/Sacrifice; Wilson to 2B
b6 6-3 1 -2- O KCR F. White B. Stanley -1% 91% Groundout: 3B-1B
b6 6-3 2 -2- R KCR G. Brett B. Stanley 4% 95% Single to CF; Wilson Scores
b6 7-3 2 1-- O KCR H. McRae B. Stanley -0% 95% Brett Caught Stealing 2B (C-2B)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 7.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 9-1-2
Willie Wilson moves from PR to LF
t7 3-7 0 --- O BOS F. Duffy M. Pattin 1% 96% Foul Popfly: 3B
t7 3-7 1 --- O BOS J. Remy M. Pattin 1% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
t7 3-7 2 --- O BOS F. Lynn M. Pattin 0% 97% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 7th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 2-3-4
b7 7-3 0 --- O KCR H. McRae B. Stanley -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
b7 7-3 1 --- O KCR P. LaCock B. Stanley -0% 97% Groundout: 1B-P
b7 7-3 2 --- O KCR A. Otis B. Stanley -0% 97% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 7.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 3-4-5
Garry Hancock pinch hits for Jim Rice (DH) batting 3rd
t8 3-7 0 --- O BOS G. Hancock M. Pattin 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t8 3-7 1 --- O BOS C. Yastrzemski M. Pattin 1% 99% Groundout: 1B unassisted
t8 3-7 2 --- O BOS C. Fisk M. Pattin 0% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 7.
Bottom of the 8th, Royals Batting, Ahead 7-3, Red Sox' Bob Stanley facing 5-6-7
b8 7-3 0 --- O KCR D. Porter B. Stanley -0% 99% Strikeout
b8 7-3 1 --- KCR C. Hurdle B. Stanley 0% 99% Walk
b8 7-3 1 1-- O KCR W. Wilson B. Stanley -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
b8 7-3 2 1-- KCR F. Patek B. Stanley 0% 99% Wilson Steals 2B
b8 7-3 2 -2- O KCR F. Patek B. Stanley -0% 99% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 7.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Behind 3-7, Royals' Marty Pattin facing 6-7-8
t9 3-7 0 --- O BOS G. Scott M. Pattin 1% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 3-7 1 --- O BOS B. Hobson M. Pattin 0% 100% Flyball: CF
t9 3-7 2 --- O BOS D. Evans M. Pattin 0% 100% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Royals 7.

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